Price-Based Instruments; Environmental Outreach & Education
Subsidies, Grants & Incentive Payments; Technical Assistance; Public Awareness
The Rural Environmental Protection Project for Poland aims to significantly increase the prevalence of environmentally responsible practices among eligible farms in target areas. It helps to reduce discharge of organic matter, a major cause of environmental problems in the Baltic Sea. Project activities are directly linked to the implementation of the Baltic Sea Joint Comprehensive Environmental Action Program, and also supports Poland's move towards compliance with its national policies, European Union (EU) directives, and international agreements. The project has two main components. The first component involves farm environmental improvements and consists of specially-trained agri-environmental advisors who will work with eligible farmers to develop farm management plans. The first component also provides financial support for recommended farm investments. The second component supports public awareness programs, project monitoring and management, a replication strategy, and recurrent costs.
The Rural Environmental Protection Project helps reduce nutrient loads from agricultural sources to local soil and water bodies through installation of manure management systems, including construction of manure platforms, adequate manure storage facilities and training in optimum application of manure as fertilizers as well as implementation of environmentally friendly agricultural practices such as shrub and tree planting. The project also increases awareness of environmental issues among farmers.
Rural Environmental Protection Project (Poland)